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** Government should know that days of reckoning have arrived and punishing BNP is futile ** 1 killed in police-BNP clash at Nayapaltan ** Police detain Rizvi, Annie after violent clashes over Dhaka rally ** Man dies as police, BNP activists clash at Dhaka’s Naya Paltan ahead of ‘grand rally’ ** Curiosity, panic run high over BNP’s Dec 10 rally ** Morocco and Spain scoreless at halftime ** Gas supply to remain off for 11 hours in parts of Dhaka Wednesday ** 4 die as train hits auto-rickshaw in Cumilla ** Gaibandha-5 by-election on January 4: EC secretary ** Sublime Brazil crush South Korea 4-1 with attacking masterclass ** HC order on bank loan scams is welcome, but we need a permanent fix ** Croatia beat Japan on penalties to reach quarter-finals ** Homeless people sleep on the footpath in the capital's Kakrail area on Monday, braving winter night. ** 2 kids burned to death in Madaripur ** General inflation in Bangladesh slightly down to 8.85% in Nov ** 5.2 magnitude earthquake felt in Dhaka, other areas ** Suhrawardy’s 59th death anniv today ** France storm into qtr-finals of FIFA WC ** Bangladesh edge past India in first ODI ** 12kg LPG cylinder to cost Tk 46 more ** Umrah e-visa: Biometric data must for pilgrims from Bangladesh, 4 other countries ** Messi helps Argentina past Australia into World Cup quarter-finals ** Women passing through the rickety wooden bridge built on Pakhimara canal at Nilganj union under Sadar upazila in Patuakhali district on Saturday. ** US Asst Secy Noyes in Bangladesh to discuss refugee, migration issues ** Thousands gather BNP rally in Rajshahi **

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IF a newspaper is called a conscience-keeper of the society, then this paper has-during 36 years of its publication-tried to prove true to that. When it was launched as a daily from 15th October in 1981 after three years of operation as a weekly, The New Nation was the only independent English daily in Dhaka city. This independent stance had made this paper useful in airing people's views and grievances. At that time two other English daily newspapers were run by the government under the then Newspaper Management Board, a remnant of the short-lived one-party rule of the mid-seventies. The New Nation enlisted the services of some legendary figures in Bangladesh journalism-the late Hasan Sayeed, Mahbubul Alam, Amanullah, ABM Musa, Alamgir Mohiuddin, Enamul Huq, Fazle Rasheed, Amanullah Kabir, Moazzem Hossain, to name a few-plus a number of then bright professionals who now shine in their own right. The late Atiquzzaman Khan had offered useful suggestions. As a champion of democracy, human rights and private entrepreneurship, this paper succeeded to attract the attention of a cross-section of people within a very short span of time. During the 36 years the profession of journalism itself went through different upheavals marked by change from strict control of newspaper registration since the seventies to virtual free breeding of papers in the early nineties, politicization of newspapers and journalist unions after the restoration of democracy and the negative influences that are associated with such changes. Some successful new experiments have also been made in the newspaper industry during the period. We, in the New Nation do not claim to have been producing the best newspaper in Bangladesh, but our commitment to democracy, constitutionalism, human rights, people's welfare, good governance, journalistic objectivity remains as firm as before. May we assure our readers of our resolve to uphold this glorious tradition of our paper?